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If you or a loved one experiences any of the signs of stroke or heart attack listed below, immediately dial 9-1-1. Do not attempt to drive to the hospital.
Every minute that a person delays in getting medical treatment increases the likelihood of damage or even death to heart muscle.
A heart attack occurs when a vessel supplying the heart muscle with oxygen and nutrients becomes completely blocked. Men often, but not always, experience the classic warning signs of a heart attack:
Trigger: Men most often report physical exertion prior to heart attacks.
Women may experience the classic symptoms, but they are often milder. They also have other symptoms like:
Trigger: Women most often report emotional stress prior to heart attacks.
A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. Symptoms include:
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